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June 2020

Buddhist Essentials – 9 Class Series

This 9-Class Series will meet on the 3rd Wednesday of the month from June 17, 2020 through February 17, 2021 from 7-9:00 PM. Depending on COVID-19 restrictions, the class will be held either at University Friends Meeting House or via Zoom Meetings. For latest information about status of classes and events, check our Status page. Information will be mailed with Registration.  Class materials are available here. The Class Schedule is as follows: June 17      The Three Characteristics – with Lyndal Johnson and Anna Ossenfort The Three Characteristics are the three aspects that pervade all of conditioned phenomena: anicca, dukkha, and anatta.  When we…

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Mahasangha Event

Member Group: Seattle Insight Meditation Society

Start: Wednesday, June 17 @ 7:00 pm
End: Wednesday, February 17, 2021 @ 9:00 pm
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Tradition: Vipassanna
Teacher: Lyndal Johnson and Anna Ossenfort

July 2020

Nitartha’s Summer Institute

Nitartha’s Summer Institute Joins Mahamudra Meditation and Buddhist Studies!    Join us for a month-long program that is divided into three 9-day sessions, which can be taken in-person, online, or both!   Nitartha’s Summer Institute features courses taught by Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche, Mahamudra meditation practice and instruction, and a 9-day silent Mahamudra retreat with Acharya Lama Tenpa Gyaltsen.   Our exceptional and highly engaging professors will also teach three levels of study: Mind and Its World, Madhyamaka, and Cittamatra&Buddha Nature. Particular emphasis is given to the practical meaning of these teachings in our lives.   We invite you to join…

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Mahasangha Event

Member Group: Nitartha Institute

Start: Friday, July 10
End: Saturday, August 8

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Tradition: Kagyu and Nyingma
Teacher: Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche

September 2020

Introductory Meditation Class

6-Week Class Series (every Wednesday) 7-9 PM from Sept 9, 2020 through Oct 14, 2020. Includes a Day of Mindfulness on Saturday, October 17, 2021. Insight meditation also known as mindfulness or vipassana meditation comes from the Buddhist tradition. It aims to free the mind from the distortions of self-centeredness, negativity, and confusion. Seeing life as a constantly changing process, one begins to accept pleasure and pain, fear and joy, and all aspects of life with increasing balance and equanimity. This balanced awareness, grounded in the present moment, leads to stillness and a growing understanding of the nature of life.…

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Mahasangha Event

Member Group: Seattle Insight Meditation Society

Date: Wednesday, September 9
Time: 7:00 pm
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Tradition: Vipassana
Teacher: Tuere Sala

October 2020

(Online) Eye of the Storm: Navigating the Modern World

Do you struggle to keep momentum with your spiritual practice? It is easy to feel one’s energy get drained away and get lost in the struggles and distractions of the modern world. It’s like trying to cross a desert, and holding precious water in a leaky cup with no lid. This course will teach you about the art of the spiritual container. By repairing the holes in your metaphorical leaky cup, you can redesign your everyday life to be more like you’re in the protective space of retreat. From years of being a refuge for spiritual explorers, our meditation centre,…

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Mahasangha Event

Member Group: Planet Dharma

Start: Monday, October 12
End: Sunday, November 8

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Tradition: Namgyal Lineage
Teacher: Doug Duncan and Catherine Pawasarat

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